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isotonic

1. Physiol (of two or more muscles) having equal tension
2. (of two solutions) having the same osmotic pressure, commonly having physiological osmotic pressure
3. Music of, relating to, or characterized by the equal intervals of the well-tempered scale

isotonic

[¦ī·sə¦tän·ik]
(physiology)
Having uniform tension, as the fibers of a contracted muscle.
Of a solution, having the same osmotic pressure as the fluid phase of a cell or tissue.
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ALT alanine aminotransferase; AST aspartate aminotransferase; ISS: isotonic saline solution.
Initial therapy P <0.05 for Day 2 response: no specific therapy (NST) vs hypertonic saline (HS), and fluid restriction (FR) vs HS and isotonic saline (NS); Day 3 response: NST vs HS and tolvaptan (TO); FR vs HS, NS, and TO: final response: NST vs TO, FR vs HS and TO, and NS vs TO.
The surgical wounds were cleansed with isotonic saline (sodium chloride 0.9%) once daily until complete healing, and the suture was removed after 7-10 days.
evaluated the effects of nebulized isotonic saline in young, healthy male singers compared to nonsingers.
While the patient was receiving intravenous isotonic saline, the plasma renin activity measured 50 ^g/L/hr and serum aldosterone level 2.09 nmol/L, the combination indicating a state of secondary hyperaldosteronism.
coli associated neonatal diarrhea of buffalo calves which makes it more practical and economical alternative to the use of large volumes of isotonic saline solution for use in field settings.
Five hundred thirty-two patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 3 g of vitamin C intravenously in 250 ml of isotonic saline over 100 minutes, or isotonic saline alone (control group), 2 to 6 hours before the procedure.
Fresh infective allantoic fluid obtained after passaging the AIV H9N2 in embryonated eggs with a HA titer greater than 1/16 was diluted 1/10 in sterile isotonic saline. Next 0.05 ml of the diluted virus was injected intracerebrally into each of ten chicks (of both types of poultry) between 24 to 40 hours after hatch.
Free Hb was prepared from red blood cells: they were washed twice by isotonic saline and frozen (-80[degrees]C) and thawed 3 times; then, the debris from membranes was sedimented at 12 000g for 30 minutes and supernatant was collected (final free Hb concentration 30 g/dL) and kept at -80[degrees]C before using in experiments.
Instillation of isotonic saline (0.9% sodium chloride) remains common practice in many adult and paediatric ICUs under the impression that the fluid could facilitate the removal of pulmonary secretions by lubricating the catheter, eliciting a cough and diluting secretions.
Isotonic saline (0.9%) or hypertonic saline (3%) are widely used in clinical practice to treat symptoms of hypovolaemia.
Tympany was relieved with the help of trochar/canula and isotonic saline solution was also administered intravenously.